Rest In Peace Schlingensief

We will miss you and your powerful work……….. Christoph Schlingensief  died in Berlin , age 49 (October 24, 1960 – August 21, 2010) .

Future Projects

During his illness, Christoph published a diary of his reflections titled “Heaven could not possibly be as beautiful as here,” married costume designer Anio Laberenz, and founded a controversial opera project in West African Burkina Faso that received funding from the German government.

Schlingensief never stopped planning for the future. At the time of his death, he was involved in productions for the Ruhrtriennale and for the Berlin Staatsoper’s new season.

The death notice on his Internet page, asks for donations to the African opera project in lieu of flowers. For further information, see

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